Archive for June, 2008

U.S. Law is not Based on the Ten Commandments. Get Over It.

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

(You might remember Lynn Westmoreland from The Colbert Report last year. Image from Back Door Boy In A Front Door World) I found a great website, The Skeptic Report. In addition to covering the usual frauds—such as psychics, UFOs, homeopathy, etc.—it has a section on creationism, which I have added to my sidebar. It also [...]

It Sure Sucks to be a Creationist Right Now

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Oh Noes!!! Transitional Fossils!! PZ Myers has a good analysis of the new fossil (Ventastega curonica) announced a couple of days ago: On one earlier side we have a bunch of tetrapod-like fish — Tiktaalik and Panderichthys, for instance — and on the later side we have fish-like tetrapods, such as Acanthostega and Ichthyostega. Now [...]

Vegas Notes

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

The church many people will be “praying” at after partying too hard in Vegas While I was in Las Vegas last weekend, I snapped a few pictures of odd things I saw. The above photo is of the toilet in my room. Just keep away from the holy water. For many months, I wasn’t sure [...]

Comment of the Day, #3

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

This is actually from a couple of days ago, but I was too busy to post. Today’s quote is from Barbara, in the comments to the article “Barack Obama is the Anti-Christ!”. First, she starts by quoting ParrotLover: Compared to McCain, a dildo has a better shot at turning things around for the US. To [...]

TAM 6 Wrapup

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Furry Geller at work As you all should know by now, I went to the Amazing Meeting 6 in Las Vegas last weekend. Here are a few thoughts and reactions. The best reason to go is to meet all the different folks. Some of the highlights were connecting or reconnecting with PZ Myers, Phil Plait, [...]

Comment of the Day, #2

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Today’s favorite comment comes to us from LadyRavana. In the comments to the article “There Once Was a Comic Named Cectic”, LadyRavana writes: Ya know, it’s no fun to argue with a fundie. They just drag you down to their level and beat you with their stupid.

Dysfunction Junction, What’s Your Function?

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

(Still at TAM 6, so here’s some more FC.) Today, let’s look at a few highlights from that other parody site, The Dysfunctional Family Circus. “I don’t understand — how can accidents like this happen in a world created by a perfect and all-powerful God?” “1,2,4,3! Home schooling worked for me!” “So if you were [...]

Another Other

Friday, June 20th, 2008

(I’m at TAM 6 right now and can’t post, so I scheduled this to run as cheap filler.) Here are a few more re-captioned Family Circus panels from The Other Family.